COVID-19 hospitalizations in Montana hit an all-time high Wednesday, with 510 people needing hospital care due to the coronavirus. Public health and medical experts say the delta variant has made people sicker, and more COVID patients have landed in intensive care units.
The Flathead Warming Center in Kalispell is set to open its doors next week for its second season after an extensive remodel. The shelter expects a busy winter season due in part to the Flathead Valley’s housing crisis.
The federal Food and Drug Administration is recalling three lots of Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal after a sample of the products tested above guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic.
The Blackfeet Tribe’s Chief of over 40 years, Earl Old Person, died Wednesday at the age of 92 after a long battle with cancer. Old Person was both a longtime elected leader for the tribe, but also someone who worked hard to keep Blackfeet language and traditional culture alive.
Four out-of-state owners of the coal-fired power plant in Colstrip received temporary protection Wednesday from a Montana law the companies say inhibits them from making plans to close the plant’s two remaining units.
The Fort Belknap Indian Community is requesting an investigation after a mining company filed claims on an environmental reclamation area south of the reservation.
This week, Lauren is speaking with poet and bookseller (and bookstore owner!) Mara Panich, whose debut collection, Blood is Not the Water, is a meditation on the body, its desires, its vulnerabilities, and often its sorrows.
Federal prosecutors have accused a U.S. Capitol Police officer of obstruction of justice for allegedly encouraging a suspect in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to hide evidence of their participation.
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